NEW YORK ― Seven of the eight professors who were fired in late September from the nation’s oldest Episcopal seminary are set to return to their classrooms.
But The New York Times reports that the conflict that led to their departure from New York City’s General Theological Seminary is far from resolved.
The faculty members say they were illegally fired during a strike to protest their treatment.
The Times says they have been reinstated provisionally until the end of the academic year but have lost their tenure protections.
The seminary’s board of trustees did not meet their key demand ― that a dean they found abusive be fired. But trustees and faculty members say they hope that a mediation process between now and June will bring a more permanent resolution.